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Shine Light on Vitamin D

Written by Stephanie Alvarez, Student Dietitian The sun has always symbolized Vitamin D. Also known as the Sunshine Vitamin, it stands out to be the only nutrient in the vitamin world chemically produced by humans. Vitamin D comes in two major forms – Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) and Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol). Vitamin D2 is primarily found…

Nutrition counseling for those on Warfarin

Working in long-term care, I often get questions about what foods to avoid when using the medication, Warfarin, also called Coumadin.  People report that they are told to stay away from foods that are high in Vitamin K.  Some also have questioned whether or not they could have leafy greens and cranberry juice. According to…

Evaluating Weight Loss

Tips for evaluating weight loss: State the % of weight loss and whether it was significant over 30, 90 or 180 days Remember that many times residents may lose weight initially after the hospital due to receiving IVF during their stay.   So if they are eating 100% and have had a weight loss, this may…

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